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I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment in my case ?

I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment  in my case ?

GERD: I would start with a visit to your pharmacy for advice. There is most likely something over the counter without prescription. Regarding the hernia it might be worth a visit to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a hernia?

Surgical repair.: Assuming you are talking about external hernia, it is an anatomic mechanical defect, a hole. All other treatments, including hernia truss and external supporters, are temporary fixes at best. ...Read more

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Is an outie a symptom of hernia, what treatment avilable?

Is an outie a symptom of hernia, what treatment avilable?

Yes: Yes most likely it is. It can be repaired the traditional way or laparoscopic. If small traditional way is as easy. Small cut under umbilicus. I always repair with a small mesh to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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Is Hernia is a serious problem ? If treatment of hernia is not done,so there is problem or not and if yes what kind of problem is done? Is herni?

Depends: As we age and depending upon size, size of neck of hernia, bowel sliding in and out or NOT! Can make a difference in recommendations to repair. Also,other cardiopulmonary, urinary, or colon disorders may change the plan and results. ...Read more

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Trying to understand what "nonconcerning" means in regard to hernias. What makes them nonconcerning versus concerning? Do they still need treatment?

Need Clarification: Personally, i would never use the term "nonconcerning" to describe a hernia. I think you should discuss this with the physician who made your diagnosis to obtain some clarification. Except for rare cases, surgical repair of hernias are recommended. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of umblical hernia at the age of 56?

What is the treatment of umblical hernia at the age of 56?

Elective surgery: Hernia can become dangerous when bowel moves into the hernia (hole in fascia) and gets stuck. To avoid this, surgery is always recommended and elective surgery has good outcome and lowers risk of bowel complication. Repair can be done open or laprascopic. Take friend with you to meet with your surgeon. ...Read more